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Stephen Strasburg throws five shutout innings in final Triple-A start

Jun 3, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

With his highly anticipated call-up to the Nationals scheduled for next week, Stephen Strasburg made his final Triple-A start this afternoon and fittingly tossed five shutout innings.
Strasburg allowed three hits, struck out five, and walked one against the Mets’ affiliate and a lineup that included former big leaguers Mike Jacobs, Russ Adams, Justin Turner, Mike Hessman, J.R. House, Ruben Tejada, and Mike Cervenak. Oh, and he also went 1-for-2 at the plate, scoring a run.
Slated to face the Pirates in Washington next Tuesday, Strasburg wraps up his time in the minors with a 1.30 ERA, .160 opponents’ batting average, and 65/13 K/BB ratio in 55.1 innings spread over 11 starts. He threw 89 pitches today, so Strasburg should be fully stretched out for a 100-plus pitch outing in his debut.

  1. Magumba - Jun 3, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Atta boy! Go Aztecs! Fight on!

  2. Aztec - Jun 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Atta boy! Go Aztecs! Fight on!

  3. Daniel - Jun 3, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    When instead of Mike Jacobs he has to face Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols or any other actual hitter, his results are going to be much different. He will one day be a great pitcher, but lets wait to jump to conclusions until he starts his MLB career.

  4. ThatGuy - Jun 3, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    It may be good for him to get smacked around a little his first couple weeks, get him a little reality check. The kid probably has dominated 95% of the games he’s pitched since highschool.

  5. Steve - Jun 3, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Is it considered bad form or something to mention the teams playing the game (or where it took place?)? In case anyone cares, the “Mets affiliate” is the Buffalo Bisons, and the Nationals AAA team is the Syracuse Chiefs. The game took place in downtown Buffalo NY at Coca-Cola Field.

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